Australia Day Australia Day

Australia Day, celebrated on January 26, is observed as a public hoilday in all States and Territories to enable residents to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's a day to be proud and reflect on what this nation has achieved and re-commit to making an even better place for future generations.

Australia Day Awards 2016

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, January 25 - 6.15pm
Each year, Council hosts an Australia Day Awards Presentation Evening, recognising individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the community or who have excelled in the sporting or cultural arenas. Residents are encouraged to nominate their local hero.

Download or access our online submission Award Nomination forms, Awards Selection Criteria, or read more about our Awards.
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, 6 November, 2015.

Australia Day 2016 Family Event

Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day
Residents can celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian on January 26 at the region's major Australia Day Family Fun Day event. More information closer to the date.

Australia Day 2016 Regional Community Events

Council-supported Australia Day Community Events
To assist regional communities, Council offers donations to eligible groups to host Australia Day celebrations in their townships. These community events complement the main regional event held annually on January 26.